sustainability and corporate social responsibility:
People and their safety come first at Gusmer Enterprises, Inc.
As a family business that now spans five generations, we understand the importance of utilizing our environmental resources wisely so that our world is safe for future generations of all people. Gusmer is committed to not only focusing on “sustainability”, but also creating a culture that is focused on corporate social responsibility, so that we are benefiting our entire community in addition to our employees. We seek to continuously improve so that all people have opportunities to grow and develop.
Earlier this year Gusmer became members of EvoVadis, a globally recognized platform used by businesses to track, benchmark, and identify areas for improvement in relation to four key sustainability areas: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. Over the past few months, we have filled out the EcoVadis “action tool” assessment with our own policies and procedures to be evaluated in each of the four key sustainability areas. We are pleased to share we have received a Bronze rating on our initial submission. To celebrate our completion of the assessment, EcoVadis will be planting a tree on Gusmer’s behalf through their partnership with One Tree Planted. We are excited to have successfully completed this initial assessment, and we look forward to our continuous improvement in these key sustainability areas.
We are thrilled to announce our new membership with the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC)! “The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s mission is to advance sustainable principles and practices forward through the power of business.” The WSBC is a subsidiary of Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP). In 2022, Gusmer will be a part of WSBC’s new pilot program for the Green Masters Program. The Green Masters Program is a recognition and assessment program for Wisconsin businesses interested in improving and being recognized for the sustainability initiatives.